Examines the Affordable Care Act's requirement that states keep the same eligibility levels in Medicaid and CHIP until 2014 for adults and until 2019 for children.
Highlights the major changes the Affordable Care Act will make to health coverage and care, such as expanding Medicaid, creating health insurance marketplaces, and providing new consumer protections.
For those of us not lucky enough to be insured by our employers, having to face the daunting task of navigating the private insurance market can cause heart palpitations. The current insurance market is confusing and overwhelming; there is no one state or federal entity that regulates all markets nor is there much regulation on what information insurers must provide to consumers. Therefore it is often difficult for consumers to know what exactly they are getting under each plan, until it's too late.
Many opponents said that the passed health reform legislation amounted to a "federal government takeover" of health care. That, like many of the myths we've heard for the past year, is false.
Most of the implementation work is now up to the states. According to Cindy Mann of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, "We're very clear we have to pass the baton to states."
The web portal Is up and running!
Today, July 1, you can visit HealthCare.gov for the first time ever and view all the health coverage options that are available to you! Never before have consumers been able to view their coverage options in one place, until today. Thanks to health reform, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new web site to provide consumers with their health coverage options in a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate way.
Reviews key considerations to keep in mind when designing programs to help consumers understand and enroll in health insurance, including funding, location, outreach, scope, staffing, and training.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Imagine if one out of every three of your friends did not have access to health care coverage. Or almost half of them were not able to regularly see a primary care physician. Sadly, this is the unfortunate reality in many Latino communities.
One of the most important features of the Affordable Care Act is the development of new insurance marketplaces called “exchanges.” The purpose of these exchanges is to give individuals and small businesses a one-stop shop to explore their coverage options with the help of easy-to-understand information on all their options. The exchanges will help both low-and middle-income people find coverage that is more affordable.
Find out what your state needs to know about coordinating enrollment in coverage through Medicaid, CHIP, and your state's health insurance exchange.